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    1949 Casey Stengel Single Signed Baseball with Handwritten Signed Letter. In early 1949, almost every Yankees fan was outraged at Stengel's hiring. By the time this letter was mailed, opinions had softened. And after five straight World Championships (1949-53), the Bronx faithful were pretty well convinced that the Ol' Perfesser was the right pick. Casey is tough on baseballs, and particularly in single signed format, so this 9+/10 black fountain pen signature on the side panel of a non-official ball should draw plenty of attention. Its appeal is heightened by the inclusion of a November 18, 1949 handwritten letter to a young fan on Stengel's personal letterhead, closing charmingly with the wish, "May you grow up to be a six foot Major Leaguer & of course a Yankee." All ink and closing signature flawless, as is Stengel's writing (no signature) on included mailing envelope. Consigned by the family of Jerry Adams, to whom the letter and ball were sent. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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